Punting success Australian
There are four good steps to embrace
if you want your punting to work better. They'll also make it more
fun and more satisfying
Find a part of the racing game you can consistently beat.
Make sure you have a bankroll large enough to sustain your level of
For heaven's sake, shut up about your bad run of luck because, frankly,
no one gives two hoots.
4. Work hard at your
"angle" and make it work better.
So that's it? That's the end of the story?
The first step is to identify an area
that you can focus on. Perhaps you're great at picking horses in the
$15 - $20 price range that quite often bob up and run a place at good
odds - especially on Betfair where the place odds are sometimes quite
you're terrific at fining a field down to four chances that seem to
very often run the trifecta.
It could be you have the patience of
Job to methodically follow through on a complicated staking idea that
actually works but TAKES EFFORT.
Whatever it is - find your own area of
expertise and don't be swayed from it. Don't branch out into other
areas of punting endeavour thinking that will necessarily add to your
bottom line because nine times out of ten, it won't. Don't let greed
tempt you in to betting on the trots if you understand the greyhounds
inside and out and consistently profit from them. Instead you are
far better off trying to increase your rake from the dogs than having
"interest bets" on the trots.
Step 2 sometimes takes a little time
where you have to put the bankroll together to cover any foreseeable
(or indeed unforeseeable) run of outs - and why do they always seem
to happen at the start of an adventure? You either have to be very
patient in putting aside the necessary or start at a much lower level
than you see as viable to make a "real go"of it. Perhaps
the latter is smarter play? There are other articles on this site
about expected losing sequences and percentages. At the end of the
day, losing sequences and percentages are ALL this racing/punting
game is about. If you don't have them committed to memory you are
doing yourself a grave disservice.
Step 3 is self evident. I steer well
clear of hard luck Harrys. I don't need that negativity in my life
and avoid them at all costs. Really, no other punter cares about your
bad luck which generally results from a complete abandonment of step
Stop blaming bad luck and claiming it's
the reason you aren't as successful as what you may dream of being.
It's not "luck" - it's merely the result of your own personal
decisions. What decisions? You know the ones......oh, I would have
had more time to look at the form before the races but I wanted to
watch the Collingwood - Carlton match". You lose. Or "I
thought I had that staking plan down pat but I didn't read it thoroughly
enough to know what to do when the proverbial hit the fan". You
It all comes down to hard work and taking
the time to understand what you are trying to achieve. People mostly
want to completely ignore step 4. They see and hear the stories of
the legendary punters and read about the latest lotto winners in the
press and wonder why that can't be them. Yes, there do seem to be
people who can win at the game without putting in a ton of work analysing
every aspect of a race that they think is important to the outcome
but those punters make up about 0.5% of the players. They're no different
to the people born in to money or the naturally gifted athletes who
won the genetic lottery of life. For most of us, life isn't like that.
If you are not prepared to put in an
effort, don't expect to win at this caper. Buy the lotto tickets instead.
You won't win but at least you'll stop harping on about how unluckily
beaten you were and boring other people to death.
If you do put in the hours and you are
still not getting the results you wish to achieve, perhaps you need
to re-visit step 1.
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